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Events organized for the BC Chapter of SFPE

Vytenis Babrauskas - Engineering design and analysis using computer models:How well is it done?

Fire modeling has now more than three decades worth of development. Apart from its use in universities, the primary uses have been for design and for fire investigation purposes. The present status, however, in these two application areas is very different. It is shown that, after an early start, application of advanced fire modeling towards design purposes is currently very limited. Furthermore, it is not realistic that an upswing might be expected in the short term. By contrast, fire modeling use is growing extremely rapidly in the fire investigation area. The limitation there is that, while the work done at governmental laboratories and national institutes invariably has been of high quality, the record in the private sector is spotty. Furthermore, it is of concern that the trend towards making the fire models more versatile, user-friendly, and graphically-realistic is actually encouraging misuses of the models. This presentation will assess the current shortcomings of fire modelling in fire investigation and possible solutions to this dilemma.



Re-Inaugural Chapter Meeting: The Future of Fire - Sustainability and Fire Performance of Wood Structures

The Executive of SFPE has met and wishes to reinvigorate Chapter 30 which at one time was one of the most prominent in North America. A substantial fund has been accumulated that will enable a re-inaugural meeting to be held with a complimentary dinner for all those in attendance. The maximum attendance will be 40 persons.  SFPE national members, chapter members and potential members/guests are invited.

Date: June 6th 2012


Delta Hotel, Ballroom, 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC


Registration and no host bar 5:30pm; dinner at 6:00pm, presentation starts 7:15 pm approx.


Free buffet dinner with a max admission of 40 persons


John Ivison

To register or for more information click on the "Read more" below.


Chapter Meeting: Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation BC Sheet Metal Association (SMACNA-BC)

Presented by: Bruce Sychuk, Executive Director of the BC Sheet Metal Association (SMACNA-BC) This presentation will cover the SMACNA manual; “Fire Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation Guide for HVAC Systems” (2002) Some of the topics that will be covered are: [list] [*] Contractor Qualifications [*] Applications, Plan & Specification responsibilities [*] Guidelines for proper Installations and sealing of Fire, Fire/Smoke dampers [*] Maintenance & inspection [/list] Note: “HVAC Duct Systems Inspection Guide Manual” (2006) will be provided by SMACNA-BC free of charge to all attendees. The list price(s) of this manual is $168 / $118 plus applicable taxes.

BC SFPE Meeting Topic: Hybrid Water Mist Systems

Timothy Carman of Tyco Fire Suppression will give us a presentation on the new AUQASONIC hybrid water mist that uses nitrogen to atomize and discharge the water mist into the protected space. The presentation will review the basic fire principles of water mist, the appropriate uses and risks best protected with water mist, and will cover the technical details of the Auqasonic system.

When: September 29, 2008 Dinner @ 6PM Presentation @ 7PM

Where: Pink Pearl Chinese Seafood Restaurant, 1132 E Hastings Lots of Parking on site


Marioff Hi-Fog Water Mist

Victor Gameiro and Allan Rhodes of Marioff will be presenting at the Dinner meeting on October 29, 2007. The topic of discussion will be the "Recent Advances in High Pressure Water Mist Technology" the presentation will include aircraft hangar, data room, tunnel, bio-tech, airport, metro, hydroelectric, outdoor transformer and remote location applications / installations. We will cover data from European tunnel testing program.



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